Germanna Community College
Adrienne Rich's poems "Snapshots of a Daughter-in-law," "Living in Sin," and "From a Survivor" weave a tale of the average American housewife expressing her discontent with her day-to-day and searching for a way out. All three poems contain themes of societal oppression scaled to a personal level, and the varying conclusions speak to the harsh reality of being a woman in the mid-twentieth century. Rich's career as an activist defined her poetic style, and her feminist pieces have remained relevant decades after they were originally published.
Weber, Marissa, "Adrienne Rich and Women's Confinement" (2023). Student Writing. 59.
Literature in English, North America Commons, Modern Literature Commons, Women's Studies Commons
Author: Marissa Weber
Copyright © 2023 by Marissa Weber